Landscaping With Lavender: A Beginning Gardener's Dream


Lavender is a drought-resistant, low-maintenance perennial plant that attracts bees and produces beautiful flower spikes, perfect for drying. Lavender is also very hardy and fragrant. It's perfect for first-time landscapers because this plant is easy to get started and requires no extra steps like fertilization. These tips will help you begin growing lavender in your landscape.  Locations Lavender needs a sunny spot with well-drained soil. Southern and western exposures are best. Soil that features standing water after a rain or irrigation is not well-drained and thus not suitable for lavender.

4 August 2015

Factors That Influence The Price Of Tree Removal


Many homeowners express concern over the disparity in tree removal prices – some trees are relatively inexpensive to remove, while the removal of other seemingly similar trees, may cost two to three times as much. Many different factors are involved in the price of any given project, but the following factors are among the most influential. Size Obviously, larger trees are more expensive to remove than smaller trees are. This occurs because all necessary parts of the tree removal process – from assessment to debris cleanup – increase with the size of the tree.

30 July 2015

Three Small Tree Varieties With White Spring Flowers To Add To Your Landscape


In the springtime, it's lovely to relax in your backyard amidst blooming trees and flowers. If you're looking for a tree with white spring flowers to add to your landscape, keep these three choices in mind. Pee Gee Hydrangea There are many varieties of hydrangeas with flowers of varying colors. Some are more like shrubs than trees, but the pee gee hydrangea grows into a small tree of about 10 – 20 feet in height and has blooms that are white in color.

28 July 2015

'He Sheds' And 'she Sheds' - What Can Your Backyard Shed Do For You?


If you're looking to add space or fun to your home, look no further than your backyard hardscaping. The latest in yard landscaping trends is the restyling of an outdoor shed into a functional or entertaining space to relax, hang out with friends or even get some work done. Here are three ways you can find new life for any size outdoor shed. She Sheds Women are realizing the value of a backyard hideout just as men have done for years.

26 June 2015

Three Affordable Home Renovation Projects to Give Dirt, Dust, and Stains the Boot


If your home has stains from red clay, dirt, and age, you may be thinking about ways that you can improve it. Renovating things like masonry, concrete, siding, and wood fencing may be easier than you think. With services like residential pressure washing, you can improve a lot of the materials around your home and give them new life. Here are some affordable ways to renovate your home without replacing materials.

23 June 2015

Tips For Landscaping With Statues


Look at many successful landscape architecture projects, and you often see a pleasing mixture of plants and statuary. Permanent materials such as stone or metal contrast attractively with the transient beauty of plant life. Utilize landscape architecture principals to design a garden pretty enough to be a park. Pick a Centerpiece Many formal gardens feature tableaus of manicured landscaping around a statue. The landscaping serves as a complement to the artwork, but the statue also acts as a foil to the plant life.

17 June 2015

Taking Back Your Turf: Three Ways To Effectively Eliminate Your Stumps


Whether you're trying to secure your residential perimeter with a new fence, gain much needed territory for parking, or you're tired of fighting a losing battle with yard obstacles, there are choices you have in eliminating an enemy stump. Stumps in your yard are both unsightly, dangerous, and pose difficulty for navigating with landscaping tools and equipment, not to mention vehicles. So if you're ready to remove a difficult target from your location, consider three ways that you can effectively eliminate your stumps.

11 June 2015

Drought-Tolerant Masonry Landscape Material That Replace Your Lawn And Look Amazing


If you are hesitant to replace your home's lawn with drought-tolerant landscaping materials because you are worried about how they will look, then you will be happy to know that there are some wonderful rock and stone options that can create an amazing oasis in your yard without requiring constant watering and mowing.  Here are some options for you to consider: Rock and Stone Base Materials If the idea of spreading a base layer of rock around your yard where your lawn currently is located doesn't appeal to you, perhaps it is because you have a vision of the past options for yard rocks that were comprised of either lava rock or white quartz.

5 June 2015

Maintaining A New Lake Fountain: Important Dos And Don'ts


Installation of a lake or pond fountain can be an excellent way to add cosmetic appeal to any outdoor space. However, even once a fountain is installed, there are some important maintenance tasks that property managers need to follow in order to keep the fountain operating properly. Otherwise, fountains and their corresponding equipment can quickly fall into disrepair, resulting in added expenses and frustration down the road. DO Keep a Skimmer On-Hand

3 June 2015

Bacterial Rot Poses Risk To Environmental, Land, And Property Development


If you frequently grow foliage and plants related to Cabbage, such as broccoli, greens, and mustard flower, they could be at risk for bacterial black rot. This is a disease that primarily impacts this family of plants, although black rot is quite common throughout the United States and may affect other foliage on your property and in your landscaping. There are some ways to identify signs of black rot early, and also some tactics that may be effective at preventing rot altogether.

6 May 2015